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Go to Your True Self - Michael Wodlinger
July 26, 2017

By Dr. Michael Wodlinger, Québec Representative

I find the Book of Genesis one of the more fascinating books of Scripture.  Why?  Simply put, Torah allows us to see (read and feel) the joys, the pain, the anguish and the errors of those who came millennia before and who paved the Way to Yahweh, God, ahead of us.  Abraham was one of those.

In Genesis 12:1-3, Yahweh tells Abraham, “Go!”  In speaking directly to our Patriarch, the Almighty’s words had at least a double meaning.  On the surface, He was saying, “Leave this land and go to where I will show you.”  At a deeper level, Yahweh was instructing Abraham to go deeper within himself to his true-self.  How does that work?

First, very few of us know our true-self.  This is hidden from us deep within our subconscious minds, far from our conscious minds.  Only through the efforts of Ruach Hakodesh, the Holy Spirit of the Living God, may we be guided to understanding the nature of our true-self.  Once there, we have some choices to make:

  1. Do we accept this as our true-self, especially if we don’t like or agree with what we find or do we disregard and deny this is our true-self?
  2. If we do accept this as our true-self, are we willing to ask Ruach Hakodesh to refine us, drawing us closer to the image of Adonai Yeshua, the Lord Jesus?
  3. If we ask for refinement, are we willing to go through the trials and ordeals that will be our crucible of refinement or, experiencing the pain and anguish of tests and trials, abandon this journey, declaring, “It is too hard for me.”

Beloved, once we accept Yahweh’s invitation to open our hearts to Him and His Son, our lives will never again be the same.  We will grow, we will change, we will be refined.  As any conscientious teacher or psychologist will tell you, deep learning (that is, learning about self) is hard, requiring change.  Change is often painful, as it requires letting go of the comfortable and stepping into the unknown. 

As Yahweh said to Abraham, “Go to a land that I will show you,” He says to us “Go on a journey of self-discovery and I will guide you.”  There will be no map of the journey; like explorers who first land on new shores, the map will unfold as we go.  However, we have a Guide we can trust, a Guide who is faithful and loving.  He will lead us through the trials and the tests we will face along the way, as long as we choose to remain on His Way.  And He will never abandon us.

Trust Almighty God, my friends, to be there with you, as you respond to His “Go!”  May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you richly.

Abba B'shamayim, Father in Heaven, thank You for the opportunity to be refined, having our old natures opened for investigation and for the process of purifying.  We thank you in advance for the support you give us through the Holy Spirit of the Living God, which enables us to continue the journey of putting on Adonai Yeshua, the Lord Jesus, as our refined vestments.  B'Shem Adonai Yeshua, Amein.

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On Monday, August 28, 2017, VERN HENRY said
Michael, it seems your blog is pointed directly at me. My pastor taught on Abraham being told to go at 75. I am now 74 so have started to prepare to be ready next year to go . Thank you for your message

 



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